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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
time raising some eyebrows this morning. a house committee on science, space, and technology held a hearing on extra territorial life. the hearing chaired by lamar smith focused on what's being done to find out if aliens exist. but critics say lawmakers should focus on getting things done right here on earth. democrats, i take it, dana, democrats are tahaving some fun with all of this. what's going on? >> of course, they are. it is certainly like shooting fish in a barrel to be talking about the fact that republicans who run the house with just days left and a lot of work still left on the table are talking about whether or not there's life outside of this universe. now, to be fair, it is important for congress to look at science, but big picture, what this does speak to is the tact that this has been a congress that has not gotten a lot done in their various reasons for it. but it's interesting that the house speaker just a couple hours ago, went to the house floor, made a speech on this issue, he doesn't do anything like this very often, and talked about the fact that the house
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Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
of the year was. they chose selfie. now merriam-webster chose its word of the year. it is science. science? yeah, about that. the folks at merriam-webster said science had the biggest increase in number of lookups in the online dictionary. a 176% increase, to be precise. the dictionary editors say a wide variety of discussions center on science this year. and speaking of science, my fellow space nerds, nasa has some big plans for plants on the moon. the space organization is teaming up with google to send flower seedlings to space. in an attempt to see if vegetation can survive on the moon. all in an effort to answer the ultimate question, can humans live and work on the moon? scientists say if they can successfully grow a garden, that might mean that humans could one day have a habitat on the moon. >>> here we go, hour two. i'm brooke baldwin live here in new york. we begin with the 911 calls. they have been released from the newtown school shootings. they took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults just about one year ago. deborah feyerick has just listened to the tapes. if you can, descr
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Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
, who is this guy. >> reporter: this is leo. as a kid he was obsessed with science, os stron my, chemistry, physics. but then he fell in with the wrong crowd, became a father two years. two years ago, first lost his job and then his home. >> what did you think he wanted? >> i don't have anything, man. you got the wrong guy. no, you know, he just said, hey, this may sound strange. i put you an offer. i can either give you $100 and you spend it however you want to or i present you with this brand new laptop and teach you how to code. and instantly i just said, in my mind, door number two. >> reporter: he would write code for hours, for days, on the banks of the hudson or in a corner nook in patrick's office. at night patrick would go home and leo would go back outside. shelters just aren't his thing. which all seemed fine until winter blew in. >> reporter: how do you stay warm on those really bitter nights? >> go to the train station. bundle up with tons of blankets. >> it's getting really cold. i keep telling him, i'm good, man, let's keep going. >> reporter: patrick just wanted
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 11:00am PST
of jazz. it is partly what drives my interest of science and technology. >> also being honored tonight actress shirley mcklain. the actress joined the cast of the popular briti british show n abbey. >> and rounding out the list, martina labroyo. but who will perform tonight is top secret. >> any surprises? >> it wouldn't be a surprise if i did. >> cnn washington. >> we will have to wait patiently. but congrats to the honorees. and among them shirley mcklain. in an hour she will be weighing in. we have much more an it starts right now. hello again, these stories topping the news this hour. temperatures across the u.s. plunge. what it means for your travel plans. and he was the star of a movie that has generated over $2 billion around the globe. today his fans gather for an unforgettable tribute. killing for the fun of it? that is what investigators say a newly wed couple did. we'll tell you who confessed.
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
remember thinking in my head, huh, who is this guy? >> this is leo. as a kid, he was obsessed with science, astronomy, chemistry, physics, but became a father too soon. lost his job, then his home. >> at first, what did you think he wanted? >> i didn't think, you got the wrong guy. he said, hey, this may sound strange, i'm going to approach you with an offer. i'll give you $100 and you spend it however you want to or i'll present you with this new laptop and teach you how to code. instantly, i said in my mind, door number two. >> he would write code for hours, for days. on the banks of the hudson or in a corner nook in patrick's office. at night, patrick would go home and leo would go back outside. shelters just aren't his thing, which seem fine until winter blew in. how do you stay warm on those really bitter nights? >> a train station. loick tons of blankets. >> it's getting really cold. he's like, i'm good, man, let's keep going. >> see, patrick just wanted to get him employed and housed, but leo had other ideas. what did you want to do with this information he was teaching you? >> make
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
years, american 15-year-olds have fallen further behind in math, science and reading. it's dubious for a country that spends more on education than anything else. it's a key test given to 15-year-olds in 65 countries. the u.s. ranks 36th in math. east asian countries top all three categories in science, the u.s. ranks 28th. only in reading are u.s. students really above average and still pretty much in the middle of the pack. shanghai takes every spot but they hardly represent all of china. it's a slim, slim look about the education system in china. the u.s. slipped in the rankings since 2009. scores are a little changed from the first report in 2000. what's wrong here? the report blames weak u.s. curriculum and education secretary arne duncan calls it a picture of educational stagnation. this is a reality at odds with aspirations to have the best educated work force in the world. he's pushing new common core standards in 45 states. a nationwide drive to standardize education hoping to stem the slide and reenergize american students. brooke? >> we roll on. i'm brooke baldwin here i
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
? >> we're talking about delivery. there's an item going into the vehicle. i know this looks like science fiction. it's not. >> wow. >> this is early. this is still years away. drops the package. >> so what's the next big thing? the only person who can answer those kinds of questions is our lor lorie siegel. >> i think right now we're hearing a lot about personalization technology. almost siri-like apps. they almost anticipate what you want, which is pretty interesting. we spoke last week about a technology where you walk into the store, your phone knows your purchasing history and it will give you a push notification and say, hey, you might want to check this out. that kind of stuff is in the works. tech is moving so far beyond the smartphone. it's not just the hot new apps. we're talking robots and drones. it's an interesting time for technology. >> i think we've done stories on auto plants that have replaced workers with robots. now you see drones, having drones with the ability to deliver packages. behind the steak and shake, when does all of this take place? >> these are all great id
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
take tests to see how they're doing in math, science, and reading. a look at the most recent results in math. shanghai, china topped the list, tested way above average. u.s. students came in 26th, below average. in reading, shanghai tops again, u.s. finishing 17th. and in science, guess who. shanghai. u.s. students came in at number 21. i talked to two education experts to find out why u.s. students are falling behind and what we can do to fix that. michelle reed, former chancellor of d.c. public schools and steve perry, principal of capital prep magnet school in connecticut. i asked steve what he thinks the biggest problem is. >> we know what it's not, it's not the kids. kids are manufactured the same way they've always been. even in america we find that the states that have the highest performance have the highest standards and highest expectations, not just the states but the schools themselves. we have this middle class malaise where students are expected not to have homework, not to be pushed because that makes them feel uncomfortable. where in other countries, comfort is not wh
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> proficiency in reading, math and science in 65 countries. according to an international assessment group, u.s. students did not make the global top 20 and assessments remained flat while other countries made gains. >>> singapore and hong kong. the u.s. was 36 behind the slovak republic. >>> in rhode island, the war on christmas is finally over. the state house tree will now officially be called a christmas tree. for the past two years, the governor made the controversial decision to call the tree a holiday tree. but he has since changed his mind because he appears >> i want to concentrate on the real issues. and if this is what people care about rather lowering the taxes and providing the services, sobeit. >> the 17 foot christmas tree will be lit on thursday. >>> a special holiday hug for one guy. a manny tee hugging the diver's foot. he was eight feet long and probably weighed around 1,000 pounds. >>> in the news this morning, they're not giving up. fast food workers will walk off the job in 100 cities on thursday. they're pushing for what they call a living wage. that means 15 bucks an h
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back, everyone. i'm john berman in for carol costello today. we have the opening bell ringing on wall street, where stocks are on solid footing this morning after that better than expected jobs report on friday. market opening up just a little bit today and soon traders will be tracking a new addition to the new york stock exchange. amc theaters moving to go public. some of the customer also reap rewards. alison kosik has more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. quickly stocks got to mention stocks because the market's still in the afterflow of the strong jobs report along with the drop in unemployment to 7%. the optimism fueled by a jump in economic growth in the third quarter as well. the thought was that investors would sell because of worries the fed would pull back on stimulus. now it seems like the market's not bothered by it because the thinking at the moment is the economy could be strong enough to handle it. >>> amc, it's all about that stock, a little popcorn, a little stock. am
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
you to hear from jeff bezos himself, appearing on "60 minutes." >> i know this looks like science fiction. it's not. >> wow. >> this is early. this is still years away. drops the package. >> there's the package. >> you come and get your package. we can do half-hour delivery. >> so, as we noted, today, amazon saying they will launch their drones as soon as the feds give the go-ahead. that could happen reasonably soon, perhaps 2015. brian steltzer here with me, our cnn senior media correspondent, good to see you, and also host of reliable sources, also, hln legal analyst, joey jackson. we have to listen to more of jeff bezos. >> what's the hardest challenge in making this happen? >> putting in all the redundancy, the reliability to say this can't land on somebody's head. >> okay, first to you, joey jackson, because bells are going off here as far as like privacy issues, legality concerns. >> it represents a major concern. listen, technology is a blessing and a curse, as we all know. you can use it for wonderful things, and i think people are concerned when you hear drone, you think
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
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